“Now it happened in Iconium that they went together to the synagogue of the Jews, and so spoke that a great multitude both of the Jews and of the Greeks believed. But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brethren” (Acts 14:1-2 NKJV). Preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ is effective, but not everyone will be converted. “Unbelieving Jews,” who are Jews who refuse to believe that Jesus is the Christ, and therefore reject the New Testament, caused most of the city to be “divided: part sided with the Jews, and part with the apostles” (Acts 14:4 NKJV). It’s easy to create confusion in peoples’ minds though the Gospel is clear and understandable. “The brethren” are now called “Christians” (Acts 11:26 NKJV). The Christians were not divided, but the public opinion about them was. Only accept the Apostles’ New Testament!
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.